Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 15 million on Wednesday, reaching 15,008,046 as of 12:35 p.m. (1635 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
A total of 617,902 people worldwide have died of the disease, the data showed.
The United States has suffered the most from the pandemic, with 3,919,550 cases and 142,350 fatalities, the tally showed.
Countries with more than 300,000 cases also include Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Peru, Mexico and Chile, according to the CSSE. Enditem
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